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Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story

Stelson, Caren B. Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor’s Story. Carolrhoda Books, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, 2017.   Sachiko: A Nagasaki Bomb Survivor's Story traces the life of Sachiko Yasui, a six year old playing with friends a mere half mile from ground zero when the United States bombed Nagasaki. Some, including Sachiko's brothers, died within days of the blast, while others, including a younger sister and her father,died slowly from cancer. Drawing strength from her personal teachers of peace - her father, Helen Keller, Mohandas Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr., fifty years later, the adult Sachiko finds the courage to tell her own story and work publicly to change the world. Sachiko's dignified voice emerges with elegance and respect in this documentary based upon extensive interviews and extended with poignant and pointed historical photographs. A 2107 first place Jane Addams award for older readers.


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